CUBA: 'August Revolution

The whole cucumber-shaped island of Cuba seethed with strikes and street fights this week. President Gerardo Machado, who fortnight ago restored Constitutional guarantees (suspended since 1930) to facilitate the mediation of U. S. Ambassador Sumner Welles between the Government and oppositionists (TIME, June rushed home from a fishing trip to proclaim: "I hereby declare Cuba in a state of intense agitation! The military may assist in preserving order in whatever manner necessary." By this time Havana was becoming slowly paralyzed by the growth of a series of strikes which began last...

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